In the heart of Middle Park, “Eumerella” at 33 Canterbury Road combines the very best of old-world elegance and contemporary style, cleverly made practical for modern family living.
Recent renovations have brought the interior into the modern era, with limed Baltic pine floors, new carpets and a neutral colour palette throughout, yet it still retains its charming Victorian features, including intricate iron lacework, soaring ceilings and a grand entrance hall.
“The proportions of the home are big for the area,” confirms agent Oliver Bruce of Marshall White Port Phillip. Oliver, who knows the area intimately as he lives just around the corner, adds, “It would be one of the bigger terraces in Middle Park, and it could be used as a six bedroom home, which is rare in the area.”
In the gourmet kitchen, state of the art Gaggenau and Bosch appliances are nestled amongst marble benchtops and stylish dark cabinetry, while the four bathrooms are all modern and luxurious. In the main house there a five bedrooms (or four bedrooms and a study), with the master boasting a full-width balcony, marble open fireplace and ensuite. All the bedrooms are spacious and the versatile floor plan lends itself well to ever-changing requirements of family life.
An oasis out back
The breathtaking features continue as you head out into the garden.
“It’s a bit of an oasis out the back – the pool is thirteen metres long, and there’s a built-in barbeque and marble sink with antique-style tapware,” Oliver says. The pool is heated and lined with stunning mosaic tiles, and there’s plenty of room for outdoor entertaining in the unforgettable garden.
“The garage is also unique for the area, with the two car-stackers, so you can fit four cars,” says Oliver of the garage at the rear of the property, which can be accessed from Canterbury Place. Above the garage is a self-contained studio with its own kitchenette and bathroom.
Throughout the property, ducted heating and cooling ensure year-round comfort, while a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system adds a little extra wow factor. The home is on a long block, with dual street frontages, including rear street access from Canterbury Place.
Oliver says that the unusually generous size of the property is attracting interest from buyers who had previously thought they had outgrown Middle Park.
“It’s been inspected by families who hadn’t thought they could stay in area, due to shortage of large homes, and families from outside the area who thought Middle Park was not accessible to them, as five and six bedroom homes are quite rare,” he says. The location is fantastic – the property is very close to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, the Albert Park golf driving range and. Getting into the city or to St Kilda Beach is a cinch from the nearby Wright St tram.
33 Canterbury Road, Middle Park is scheduled for auction on Saturday, February 24th at 2.30pm. For further information on this amazing property, contact Oliver Bruce from Marshall White on 0409 856 599, or Sarah Wood on 0408 902 827.